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BFGoodrich Krawler Tires

Anyone know the estimated retail price for the 37x12.5x16 new Krawler tires from BFGoodrich?

Tires are looking very promissing...
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Re: BFGoodrich Krawler Tires

right now they are only available in the 17" rims.. they gave a set away saturday at the dixie run.. they said it was the highest priced item ever to be given away.. but they didnt say how much.... who runs 17" rims??? BLING BLING!!!!
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Re: BFGoodrich Krawler Tires

Grr! Ok... The tread pattern on the GI model looks killer! Wondering if they have the on-road as the MTs I`m running...

Might be looking into MT/Rs if the want a killing for them...

Or whatever tire I can get a good deal on used..

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Re: BFGoodrich Krawler Tires

Is it just me or does it seem to hold a similar tread pattern to the Wild country RVT Mud terrain?

BFG Krawler


Wild country

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Re: BFGoodrich Krawler Tires

The picture you posted is only one of many different tread patterns being tested now by BFG.
My friend Tom earned a free set of Krawlers this season. Upon close inspection you can see that each tire is HAND CUT. BFG gives these tires out to UROC, CALROC contestants each with a different tread pattern cut into them while they are deciding what the final pattern will be.
SO while your pic may have a "Wild Country" look, fear not, BFG is on the job and I'm sure will be producing a Kick-Buttock Tire!

As for the 17" rim issue. Yeah that kind of sucks since 17" rims are not exactly overly abundant however a 17" rim clears a Dana 60 Knuckle and front brake caliper alot easier than a 15" or 16" rim.
Remember these tires are designed for Wheeling, not Mall-Crawling!

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Re: BFGoodrich Krawler Tires

Ya, I think it's the article that I got the image of the krawler above from that talks a bit about how you can get... can I say a minimum cut tread pattern and then cut and groove it yourself.

http://www.rockcrawler.com/techrepor...view/index.asp

I like that idea, that's pretty cool, but could be a waiste of money for someone that has no idea onthe science of tire tread.... like me [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] all in all I think it's gonna be a well accepted tire too.

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Re: BFGoodrich Krawler Tires

17" rims are getting more available but why would anyone want one that big? I always thought more sidewall meant more give in the tire and better traction. What is the advantage of the 17" wheels? The only thing I can think of is that they would be more stable on the street. I guess BFG figures that if anyone is going to spend enough to buy this tire, they wont worry about the cost of new wheels.
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Re: BFGoodrich Krawler Tires

For competition, a taller rim lets you air down the tire and maintain more clearance.
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BFG approached me, after we made the finals, at the last competition. We may be running their tires, on 17" wheels next season. [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Re: BFGoodrich Krawler Tires

personally i run 15" rims on my 42" swampers and i wish i was running a taller rim. on a 37 i think a 17" rims might be too much for my type of usage but on a 42 i think it would be great. even when i ran 38.5 sx's i though the 15" rim was fine but the 42 has ALOT more side wall than the 38.5sx. the taller rims would get rid of some of it.
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